Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government
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In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.
One of George Washington's main concerns was to make sure that his soldiers had adequate supplies of meat A part of the army has been a week without any kind of flesh, and the rest three or four days. Naked and starving as they are, we cannot enough admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery, that they have not been ere this excited by their suffering to a general mutiny and dispersion.
I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.
When a people shall have become incapable of governing themselves, and fit for a master, it is of little consequence from what quarter he comes
An ambassador has no need of spies his character is always sacred.
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